World Population day is an once a year event, ascertained on July 11 annually, which aims to raise realization of global population concerns.
The event was set up by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.
World Population day was motivated by the people desire for 5 Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the around day whereby the world’s population increased to five billion people. World Population Day objectives to enhance people’s awareness on many different human population challenges such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
The day was indicated by Dr. K.C.Zachariah when population touched 5 Billion when he was effective as Sr Demographer at World Bank.
Although news media interest and general awareness in the world population surges solely at the increments of overall billions of people, the world population raises annually by 100 million approximately every 14 months. The world human population reached 7,400,000,000 on February 6, 2016; the world human population have arrived at 7,500,000,000 at around 16:21 on April 24, 2017. The world human population have reached 7,700,000,000 on year 2019.
This year’s World Human population Day entails global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. 25 years have passed on ever since that landmark conference, where 179 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for reaching ecological development.
Top 10 most populated country (July 1, 2019)
- China 1,389,618,778
- India 1,311,559,204
- United States 331,883,986
- Indonesia 264,935,824
- Pakistan 210,797,836
- Brazil 210,301,591
- Nigeria 208,679,114
- Bangladesh 161,062,905
- Russia 141,944,641
- Mexico 127,318,112